Recessed graphics circuitry saves space in embedded systems
Subs & Systems
RS Components has introduced the Gen4 Series of integrated TFT LCD modules and related starter packs from embedded graphics specialist 4D Systems. Gen4 display modules are designed for simple integration and use by electronics design engineers producing touch screen interfaces, delivering high functionality with a limited space requirement.
Gen4 Series LCD modules are powered by either a Diablo16 or a Picaso GPU, both manufactured by 4D Systems and incorporating advanced graphics functionality. The displays are supplied in some sizes from 2.4" (240 x 320 pixels) up to 7.0" (800 x 480 pixels). Resistive and capacitive touch screen options are offered, and the company can also provide non-touch-sensitive versions.
For first-time 4D Systems users, the company recommends the Gen4 Starter Kit range, which bundles all hardware needed to get up and running. Starter kits typically comprise a Gen4 display module, an interface module, a programming adaptor, a 4Gbyte microSD card, a five-way cable for easy connection to a breadboard or host, a 150mm 30-way FFC and a quick start guide.